Chateauneuf Vieilles Vignes 11
Sweet, slightly syrupy raspberry fruit aroma with a drift of garrigue herbs; the nose holds together well, shows mulled fruits. The palate has sound depth; it gibes a perky, clear run of red fruit, its power just under control, with raspberry and mulberry flavour at its centre. A pocket of grainy, toasted tannins close in swiftly at the end, the aftertaste bearing a smoky, nutty nature. Has Châteauneuf character, but needs time to fuse and settle. From late 2015.
Grape 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre
Food match beef and lamb, chilli con carne, beef Bourguignon, Pont L'eveque